Final push for Field of Dreams cash

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A charity has postponed its 10k and fun run to concentrate on a race to the fundraising finishing line for its Field of Dreams project.

Deafblind Scotland is aiming to raise £1.3 million to create a new centre at Lenzie.

The canal race and fun run – two of its annual fixtures – are being put back to later in the year to give the organising team time to concentrate its efforts on a final fundraising push for the new centre.

Ruth Dorman, Deafblind Scotland chief executive said: “Deafblind Scotland’s canal run has been postponed until later in the year before some large donations – which are time limited – fall through.

‘‘We are very much looking forward to hosting the event again in the autumn and encourage interested runners to check out the website for further information.

‘‘Deafblind Scotland has been successful recently in securing pledges of funding for the new Learning and Development Centre for deafblind people to be built on their “Field of Dreams” site in Lenzie.

‘‘This is indeed good news and the latest pledge of £85,000 received means we have raised or had pledged just over £1,000,0000.

“We are now more than two thirds of the way towards our target of £1.3 million. However, the pledges are time limited and dependent on raising the rest of the funds needed, that means raising £300,000 in funds for “Field of Dreams” over the next few months.

‘‘This is top priority.

‘‘Hence we have had to rearrange our events calendar for 2015 – hopefully – all the funds we need for “Field of Dreams” will be raised or pledged during 2015.’’